Personal Injury FAQs

Why should I consult a lawyer?

Retaining a lawyer during the personal injury claim process is an important decision since insurers have mandates to pay out the least amount of money possible – whether or not it reflects the severity of the injury or the subsequent personal, mental or physical costs to the individual. Having an experienced legal team representing you will help ensure you receive the respect you deserve throughout the process.

If I have a free consultation, am I obligated to hire you?

Absolutely not. While we work on claims of any size, we have no expectation that you will hire us after a consultation. We want you to feel 100% comfortable when meeting us and will never pressure you.

Can I argue my case without a lawyer?

Yes, although it is not recommended. Insurance companies have large teams of very experienced lawyers who have vested interests in making sure you receive as little compensation as possible. They understand the legal system and are able to use it against claimants who do not.

What if I don’t have the money to hire a lawyer?

Don’t let that be the barrier toward compensation and adequate medical help. At Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota we work on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t get paid until the case is settled or a final verdict has been reached.  We want to ensure that you have the medical care you need during your recovery.

How does Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota get paid?

We get paid only when your case has been settled or a verdict has been reached.

How long have you been in business?

Our firm was founded over 35 years ago by Deborah Acheson, who has worked tirelessly on behalf of individuals who have experienced personal injuries of all kinds. The office has grown to become one of British Columbia’s leading personal injury law firms.

Why do you only focus on Personal Injury law?

We have a passion for helping people and have found that those who have suffered a personal injury are often in the most need. By specializing in personal injury law, we are able to focus at a great depth on the intricacies of the legal and health systems while helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve.

Do you ever work on behalf of the insurance companies?